Cleavep222
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STAR razors - my unusual ones Other SE brands.
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First, I'll apologize for starting a new thread here when it relates quite a bit to my recent thread in the Catch of the Day area.  I felt I needed to do this since it relates as much to the variety of STAR razors as to my post about my Star #5 razor in Catch of the Day.  Confused yet??  I think I am   Blush  Secondly I'd like to propose that we have a separate area for STAR razors under the SE category in our table of contents like we do for GEM and ER - I certainly mean no disrespect for our wonderful mods who have created this website... I love it, and thank y'all very much... just feel that the STARs need a home of their own  Smile  

So... all that to say that I wanted you guys and gals to see what you think about what I consider to be my more unusual STAR razors and to see which one(s) you think go with the STAR #5 military type pouch that I showed in the Catch of the Day area. So, I'll deal with the first four here (all four of these don't have a top cap) and the next three in the following post.

The razor on the left is very well used, and if anyone has any ideas about cleaning/polishing one this well-used, please let me know... on the head it says "Use Only Star Cru Steel Blades", and on the next picture you see that the back of it says "Kampfe Bros. New York, USA, Pat. Applied for"(unfortunately no date) Sad .

The two razors in the center are identical.  They say "STAR Safety Razor Corp., Brooklyn, New York... on the back of them it says  "Patented March 24-14, Made in USA.

The razor on the right says "STAR Super Six, Kampfe Bros. NY USA, Pat. 4-14-14" and on the back it is completely blank.
Go down to the next post for the next three as I don't know how many pics I can put per post.
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Now for the second group of my "unusual" STARs :
In the first picture, it appears that the two razors on the left are identical, which they are except for what is printed on the inside of the head as we'll see soon.  The one on the right(the true "lathercatcher") says " STAR SAFETY RAZOR, ASR Corp., NY USA, US Pat. Aug. 23, 1900, US & Eng. Nov. 5, 1901", and on top of the razor head just has the star insignia and the fold-down bar similar to the GEM razors that have the bar.
The two identical razors on the left... inside, you'll see that one says " STAR Super Six, Kampfe Bros. NY USA, Pat. 4-14-14", and the other says "STAR, Kampfe Bros., NY USA, Pat. 4-14-14".

NOW, please indulge me by looking at my thread about the STAR #5 pouch in the Catch of the Day area and see if you agree with my assessment that according to the old pictures that you folks helpfully provided in that thread, it looks like the two razors on the left in these pictures below are the ones that are shown in your pictures of the STAR No. 4 and STAR No. 5 .  These are obviously very similar to one of the razors in the post above with the four razors except it was made without the top cap.  
These razors are much less common than the 1912-types and I've heard it theorized that they may have been models that were produced for a short time between the lather-catchers and the ones we refer to as 1912s (although I think the 1912s weren't marketed until around 1919 from what I've heard".  

Anyway, sorry that these are so lengthy, but I've always found the STAR razors to be particularly interesting and I hope I haven't bored you terribly.  Any thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated.
Cleave

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